Local Events

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Discover Natural Transylvania

Discover Natural Transylvania is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the place where we live, work, and play. Presenters include experts in the fields of ecology, biology, geology, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments are provided. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. For more information contact Marcy Thompson 828-884-3151 x1820 or marcy.thompson@transylvaniacounty.org

Thursday, November 1 — “Headwaters State Forest”.
Michael Cheek, Forest Ranger at the newly opened Headwaters State Forest, will be the speaker for Discover Natural Transylvania on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm.
Headwaters State Forest is located in southern Transylvania County bordering conservation lands in South Carolina. The Forest is open to hikers, hunters and fishermen who practice Leave No Trace ethics but for the less serious hiker Cheek’s presentation offers an opportunity to learn more about Transylvania County’s newest public property. Improvements to the natural habitat, including timber harvesting, prescribed burns and wildlife rehabilitation, are planned for the 6,730 acre property.
Cheek has worked with the Forest Service for 22 years, including the past 10 from the regional office in Asheville. He received his forestry degree from Clemson University.

Thursday, December 6 — “Going Batty: Bat Conservation in N.C.” with Katherine Caldwell, Wildlife Diversity Biologist

Thursday, January 3 — “Peregrine Falcons & Golden Eagles” with Christine Kelly, Mountain Wildlife Diversity Biologist

Thursday, February 7 — TDA

Thursday, March 7 — “The Skunks of North Carolina” with Alan Cameron, NC Wildlife Resources Volunteer

Bag Lunch Arts
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.

Friends of the Oklawaha

Henderson County is developing a new Greenway Master Plan. For more information and to  complete a short survey go to https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/greenway-network

The Greenway Master Plan establishes and communicates a broad vision for a countywide Greenway Network, and provides guidance to Henderson County and its partners, so that all involved can collaboratively work towards and benefit from that vision.

Attend one of the Public Input Sessions for the Greenway Master Plan at:

Public Input Session #1
Tuesday, October 23 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
King Street Meeting Room (100 N. King St. Hendersonville)

Public Input Session #2
Thursday, October 25 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kaplan Auditorium (Hendersonville Main Library)





NC Arboretum Adult Education Classes
NC Arboretum Calendar of Events


bullingtonBullington Gardens Events & Workshops
95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC 28792
Call (828) 698-6104 for more information.


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.

Click here for calendar. For more information call 828.258.8737 x 216 or Email: susan@mountaintrue.org

Wildflower Walks in Black Mountain

Coordinator: Jim Poling (jnpoling@icloud.com)
Leaders: Anyone who loves Wildflowers
Wildflower Walks are over until Spring 2019.

Most of our walks are local—Montreat, BMT Recreation Park, Warren Wilson College. We will take one or two trips to the Parkway. Meet at Lake Tomahawk Parking Lot on Rhododendron Ave. Black Mountain, NC . We will carpool to another location where there are wildflowers!

North Carolina Native Plant Society – Western Chapter


Contact botanynerd89@gmail.com for more details or https://www.facebook.com/botanynerds

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

Find out more information about upcoming events on our website:  www.malaprops.com/event

Submit events for inclusion to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com